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El-Rufai, Dogara Playing With Nigerians – Afenifere

A foremost Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, has called on theSpeaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Kaduna State governor, Nasir El-Rufai to stop playing games with Nigerians.

Recall that the two All Progressives Congress leaders have in recent days been publishing what comes into their accounts as monthly salaries.

Afenifere dismissed Dogara’s release of his salary slip as grandstanding in the face of public demand for transparency in the budget of the National Assembly and prudence by the legislature in the utilisation of public funds.

Speaking through its National Publicity Secretary, Yinka Odumakin, the group said the unprecedented effort in releasing his salary slip in the face of El-Rufai’s demand was a drop in the ocean of demands for more accountability from the legislature by Nigerians.

Odumakin said, “As far as we are concerned, it is a waste of time.

“Both el-Rufai and Dogara are playing games with us. What el-Rufai did was just to publish his security budget and not security votes.

“It also goes to show that we are not fighting corruption.

What the President should do is to direct the Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission, RMAFC, to reduce salaries of public servants. Until we embark on institutional reforms, we will not get anywhere in the fight against corruption.”

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